Dimona Nuke Workers Need Courts’ Permission to Speak to Media
Scientists working for the ‘Israel' Atomic Energy Commission, including at the nuclear reactor near Dimona, requested on Sunday that the Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court uphold their right to speak to the media about an ongoing dispute with the apartheid government.
The labor dispute dates back years, but in recent weeks, certain workers have said they would go on a partial strike to protest what they say are low salaries and government foot-dragging on a broader labor agreement.
The Zionist government, however, issued emergency orders on August 14 to compel them to end their strike, arguing that their work at the Dimona reactor and on other programs were vital to the entity's security.
The workers filed a request last week with the Regional Labor Court to cancel the government's emergency orders.
They asserted that none of those seeking to strike could in any way undermine security and that the pretext of security was being used by the occupation government to abuse their working conditions.
Sunday's request to permit them to be interviewed in the media, filed by Tzvi Gelman of the Ariel Shemer law offices, marked the launch of a legal attack on a second front in an attempt to raise the workers' profile and dispel any notion that their strike harmed the ‘Israeli' regime's security.
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